Who We Are

What We Do

We provide investment banking, research, sales and trading, asset and wealth management, public finance, insurance, private capital, and family office services.

About Us

We are a family-owned financial services firm that values client relationships, long-term stability, and supporting the communities where we live and work.

The Stephens Story

The idea of family defines our culture, because each of us knows that our reputation is on the line as if our own name was on the door.

Leadership

Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.

Impact Initiatives

We are committed to corporate philanthropy; economic and financial literacy advocacy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Our Brand Ambassadors

Stephens is proud to sponsor the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, and PGA TOUR Champions careers, as well as applaud the philanthropic endeavors, of our Brand Ambassadors.

Making Connections

We host many highly informative meetings each year with clients, industry decision makers, and thought leaders across the U.S. and in Europe.

Our Businesses

Capital Management

We provide fiduciary investment strategies to public-and private-sector institutional clients through asset allocation, consulting, and retirement services.

Fixed Income Sales & Trading

Decades of proven performance and experience in providing tailored fixed income trading and underwriting services to major municipal and corporate issuers.

Institutional Equities and Research

Proven industry-leading research, global market insights, and client-focused execution.

Insurance

Customized risk management, property & casualty, executive strategies and employee benefits solutions that protect our clients over the long term.

Investment Banking

We assist companies with accessing capital through innovative advisory and execution services that help firms achieve their strategic goals.

Private Capital

We have been a trusted and reliable source of capital for private companies for over 70 years.

Private Wealth Management

Our experienced Private Client Group professionals develop customized investment strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals.

Public Finance

We are a trusted municipal advisor with proven expertise in public financings. We also work with clients in negotiated and competitive municipal underwritings.

Who We Are

The Stephens Story

The idea of family defines our culture, because each of us knows that our reputation is on the line as if our own name was on the door.

A culture built on a handshake

Our core values

At Stephens, our values drive everything we do, from how we work with clients to how we work with each other.

Honoring Traditions

By honoring our traditions, we can be innovative and forward-looking without compromising the values that got us here.

WARREN A. STEPHENS | Chairman, President, and CEO

Our Legacy

A founder of Stephens Inc., Witt Stephens was a prime mover in the development of the natural gas industry and helped build the prosperity of Arkansas. Jack Stephens was known for having a long-term perspective. He once said, “I may not have a five-year plan, but I have a hundred-year plan.” When Warren Stephens became CEO of Stephens Inc. in 1986, the firm had 125 employees. Today Stephens employs more than 1200 people in three countries.

FORGING AN INDEPENDENT PATH FOR Nine Decades

Our Future

We have been a family-owned business since 1933. Chairman, President, and CEO Warren A. Stephens has led the firm for over 35 years. Alongside Mr. Stephens, this ownership structure continues with his children, the third generation of family shareholders to work at the firm. All are deeply involved in the business with their eyes on the future.

Stephens: An American Journey

The Stephens journey as both a family and a firm exemplifies the power of the free enterprise system.

30 Years of Growth: Warren Stephens

After 30 remarkable years, Warren Stephens' independent spirit and wisdom continue to inspire all of us.

Our Leadership

Our reputation as a leading independent financial services firm is built on the stability of our longstanding and highly experienced senior executives.

From Little Rock to London

Warren A. Stephens has grown the firm from a single office in Little Rock, Arkansas to locations in strategic markets across the U.S. and Europe.

Explore Careers at Stephens

We are always looking for qualified individuals who are ready to make a positive impact on our firm and our clients.